[pacman-dev] [PATCH 1/1] add option to optimize PNG images with optipng

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Sun Jan 25 06:45:46 UTC 2015

Am 22.01.2015 09:36, schrieb Christian Hesse:
> From: Christian Hesse <mail at eworm.de>
> This can decrease package size by optimizing PNG image size. Images are
> just stored with better compression and/or filter options. The actual
> image content is not altered.
> Additionally this can automatically fix broken PNG images which caused
> some trouble lately.
> Signed-off-by: Christian Hesse <mail at eworm.de>

I am not sure it is wise to use such a feature on Arch. One could say it 
alters the package in a way that was not intended by upstream. And 
similar to other downstream patches we add: It would be better for every 
user of such software if those png files are optimized by the upstream 
project. Especially if they are broken.

One could implement a namcap rule that checks for broken pngs or those 
that can be optimized.



Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com

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